Lower Federal Courts

New DC Circuit Decision Shows Why GOP Wants to Block New Judges

With starkly political language, the DC Circuit rules that the ACA's contraception coverage provision violates business owners' religious liberty.
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GOP Senators Continue to Pretend the Judicial Conference Doesn't Exist

Senate Republicans ignore the Judicial Conference's admonition not to compare D.C. Circuit case filings to other circuits.
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Judicial Expert Confirms that D.C. Circuit Caseload Has Not Fallen

The chair of the Judicial Conference's Committee on Judicial Resources debunks the GOP line about the D.C. Circuit's caseload.
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Fact Checker Rewrites History of GOP Obstruction of Judicial Nominees

When Democrats have filed cloture on judicial nominations, it has been a response to unprecedented GOP obstruction.
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Three Exceptional DC Circuit Nominees

President Obama's nominees to fill the DC Circuit's three vacancies all have sterling qualifications and deserve a yes-or-no confirmation vote.
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What the GOP Isn't Saying About the D.C. Circuit's Caseload

The newest GOP line on the DC Circuit caseload ignores the one statistic cited by an official of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.
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A Powerful Call to Support Nina Pillard for the D.C. Circuit

The Virginia Military Institute's former superintendent explains why she'd make a terrific judge.
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Senate Hearing Held on Bill to Add New Judgeships

GOP criticism of the bill - which was based on nonpartisan expert recommendations - did not hold water.
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GOP Puts Politics Above Governance at First DC Circuit Committee Vote

Committee Republicans recycle their old caseload argument to justify a party-line vote against the first of three DC Circuit nominees.
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Large and Diverse Group Urges Senators Not to Block DC Circuit Votes

Nearly 100 organizations send a letter calling for senators to allow votes on all three DC Circuit nominees.
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Grassley's Own DC Circuit Numbers Fail Him

Even under Sen. Grassley's definition of caseload, his argument against filling DC Circuit vacancies falls apart.
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New Data Shows DC Circuit Caseload Continues to Rise

New statistics poke another hole in the GOP's assertion that the DC Circuit's three vacancies should remain unfilled.
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Grassley Cites Anonymous Comments to Justify Rigging DC Circuit

The Judiciary Committee's senior Republican embarrasses himself and degrades the Senate with his latest stunt.
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Ted Cruz Distorts and Ignores Nina Pillard's Actual Record

The far right is distorting what DC Circuit nominee Nina Pillard has written and said.
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Longer and Longer Waits for District Court Nominees

Because of a deliberately created backlog, district court nominees have waited longer and longer for a confirmation vote during the 113th Congress.
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1000-Day Judicial Vacancy in Georgia

Georgia's senators are keeping President Obama's 11th Circuit Court nominee from even having a committee hearing.
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